Manolete Mora

Convenor, Bachelor of Music
Associate Professor

Manolete Mora (PhD Monash) is Associate Professor and Convenor of the Bachelor of Music at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Monash University (Melbourne) and is an Andrew Mellon Fellow from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include music in the Philippines, Indonesia and Ghana, and Africans in China and, more generally, ethnography and popular music. He has published widely in musicological and anthropological journals and has produced CDs for Rykodisc and Smithsonian/Folkways. His monograph on Filipino indigenous music, published with Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2005, won the National Book Award for Folklore in 2006. He has also worked as a consultant for UNESCO projects amongst Tibetans and Mongolians in China. Performance activities include Balinese gamelan and Afro-Cuban music.

Subject areas
lensMusic

Publications

Book Chapters
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Mora M; Kartomi M; Syafaruddin , 2018, 'Gobang Masked Dance-Theatre as Icon of the Anambas Archipelago', in Performing Malay in a Small Island World: Otodidak Artists and the Politics of Identity in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, National University of Singapore Press, Singapore
2018
Mora M; Kartomi M; Syafaruddin , 2018, 'Gobang Masked Dance-Theatre as Icon of the Anambas Archipelago', in Kartomie M (ed.), Performing Malay in a Small Island World: Otodidak Artists and the Politics of Identity in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, National University of Singapore Press., Singapore
2018
Syafaruddin ; Mora M; Kartomi MJ, 2018, 'Gobang Masked Dance-Theatre as Icon of the Anambas Archipelago', in Kartomi MJ (ed.), Performing Malay in a Small Island World: Otodidak Artists and the Politics of Identity in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, National University of Singapore Press, Singapore
2018
Mora M, 2018, 'Musical Cosmopolitanism in Kepri: an examination of local aesthetic responses to social-cultural transformation', in Kartomi MJ (ed.), Performing Malay in a Small Island World: Otodidak Artists and the Politics of Identity in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, National University of Singapore Press, Singapore
2018
Syafaruddin ; Mora M; Kartomi MJ, 2017, 'Gobang Masked Dance-Theatre as Icon of the Anambas Archipelago', in Kartomi MJ (ed.), Performing Malay in a Small Island World: Otodidak Artists and the Politics of Identity in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, Singapore
2017
Mora M, 2013, 'Madness and Recovery: Rite, Renewal, and the Ring Form in T’boli Epic Song', in Revel N (ed.), Song of Memory in Islands of Southeast Asia, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 105 - 128, http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Songs-of-Memory-in-Islands-of-Southeast-Asia1-4438-4445-4.htm
2013
Conference Abstracts
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Mora M, 2015, 'Musical Cosmopolitanism in Kepri: an examination of local aesthetic responses to social-cultural transformation', in The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands, The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, presented at The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, 14 January 2015 - 16 January 2015, http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music-cultures/download/Program.pdf
2015
Conference Papers
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Mora M, 2013, 'Kepri Popular Music on Bintan and Batam Islands: a pre-Fieldwork Introduction', in The Changing Identity and the sustainability of the music-cultures and worldviews of the Riau Islands' Sea Nomads and Sedentary Malays, The Changing Identity and the sustainability of the music-cultures and worldviews of the Riau Islands' Sea Nomads and Sedentary Malays, Hotel Laguna, Tanjung Pinang Kepulauan Riau Province (Kepri), Indonesia, presented at The Changing Identity and the sustainability of the music-cultures and worldviews of the Riau Islands' Sea Nomads and Sedentary Malays, Hotel Laguna, Tanjung Pinang Kepulauan Riau Province (Kepri), Indonesia, 08 January 2013 - 09 January 2013, http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music/the-changing-identity-and-sustainability-of-the-music-culture-and-worldviews-of-the-riau-islands-sea-nomads-and-sedentary-malays/
2013
Journal articles
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Mora M, 2018, 'Response to 'Sounding the Spirit: The Life of the T’boli T’nonggong' by Earl Jimenez\. pp.51-55.', Sabangan, vol. Vol II., pp. 51 - 55
2018
Mora M, 2017, 'Rappers, Rajas, and Borderless Spaces: Urban Musical Practices in the Growth Triangle, Kepri, Indonesia', Journal of Popular Music Studies
2017
Mora M, 2017, '“This country of China is tough”: African music making in Guangzhou, China', African Diaspora
2017
Mora M, 2012, 'Tune and Textile: Interrelatedness in the Music and Weaving Arts of the T'boli, Philippines', Humanities Diliman, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 31
2012
Mora M, 2011, 'Negotiation and hybridity in new Balinese music: Sanggar Bona Alit, a case study', Perfect Beat - the Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, vol. 12, pp. 45 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v12i1.45
2011
Mora M, 2010, 'Lutes, Gongs, Women and Men: (En)Gendering Instrumental Music in the Philippines', Ethnomusicology Forum, vol. 17, pp. 225 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17411910802283900
2010
Mora M; Bodomo AB, 2007, 'Documentation is Documentation and Theory is Theory: A Reply to Daniel Avorgbedor's Commentary on 'Documenting Spoken and Sung Texts of the Dagaaba of West Africa'', Empirical Musicology Review, vol. 2, pp. 152 - 154
2007
Bodomo AB; Mora M, 2007, 'Documenting Spoken and Sung Texts of the Dagaaba of West Africa', Empirical Musicology Review, vol. 2, pp. 81 - 102
2007
Mora M, 2005, 'Body, Mind, Spirit and Soul: A Filipino Epistemology of Adeptness in Musical Performance', Asian Music, vol. 36, pp. 81 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/amu.2005.0022
2005
Media
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Mora M, 2017, Interactive Gamelan, University of New South Wales, Sydney, https://interactivegamelan.arts.unsw.edu.au/
2017
Other
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Mora M, 2014, African musical practices in Guangzhou, China: a preliminary study, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften der Universität Wien, University of Vienna, https://www.facebook.com/afrikawissenschaftenwien/posts/728716510510630
2014
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Mora M, 2017, Suwitra Jaya and Langen Suka: A concert of Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, Io Myers Studio, UNSW, Sydney, Suwitra Jaya and Langen Suka: A concert of Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, Publication: Suwitra Jaya and Langen Suka: A concert of Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/gamelan-concert/
2017
Mora M, 2017, Parramasala Asian Music Festival, The Lennox Stage, Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, Sydney., Parramasala Asian Music Festival, Publication: Suwitra Jaya, UNSW Balinese gamelan, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.parramasala.com/events/suwitra-jaya-unsw-gamelan-orchestra
2017
Mora M, 2016, Australian Government Cultural Promotion, Residence of the Australian Consul-general, Helena Studdert, Sanur, Bali, Australian Government Cultural Promotion, Publication: Suwitra Jaya, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://n.a./
2016
Mora M, 2015, UNSW Balinese Gamelan: Premier Performance, Io Myers Studio, UNSW, UNSW Balinese Gamelan: Premier Performance, Publication: UNSW Balinese Gamelan: Premier Performance, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/gamelan-ensemble-performance/
2015
Mora M; Bodomo AB, 2012, Publication: Songs and Dances of the Dagaaba of West Africa, UNESCO/Smithsonian Folkways: The World Heritage Series, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
2012
Mora M, 2010, Hong Kong Big Band Festival, Hong Kong Concert Hall; City Hall, Hong Kong Big Band Festival, Publication: The Stray Katz Big Band (Latin percussion M, Mora), 2010, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
2010
Mora M, 2006, The University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong, Publication: The Hong Kong University Balinese Gamelan Gong Kebyar, 2006, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
2006
Hulbert A; Mora M; Trevaks S; Contant H, Publication: Ritual 2.0 (debut performance at Controlled Voltage), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)